Pack Away Hunger - Press Release: Volunteers Needed for NW Indiana Hunger Relief Event


Northwest Indiana Community to Pack 100,000 Meals

August 25, 2016 – Indianapolis, IN

This Saturday, August 27th, the Northwest Indiana Community will continue a legacy of service by packing meals for local families in need. Community leaders have partnered with hunger relief agency Pack Away Hunger to organize the 8th Annual Event.  More than 300 volunteers will join forces to pack 100,000 Nutri-Plenty® Meals, a highly nutritious blend of rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins and minerals.

Community members Carsten and Georgia Falkenberg, Mark Baker, Joe Larsen and Jonah Besch have organized the event, including fundraising efforts and volunteer recruitment. Hundreds of individual donors and businesses have donated to the event, including a $5,000 grant from the Crown Point Community Foundation. Recently, Pack Away Hunger was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Legacy Foundation. This most recent grant created a great problem for the event: more volunteers are now needed to pack additional meals funded by the grant.

“Year after year, I am continually amazed at the generosity and volunteer spirit of the Northwest Indiana community,” commented Larry Moore, Pack Away Hunger Executive Director. “This year we will near one million meals created in the history of the event. That speaks volumes about how this community cares for its neighbors in need.”

Additional volunteers are being requested to help pack meals and should register at the link below.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Location: Valparaiso University Athletic Recreation Center


Packing Shift 1: 8:30am – 11:00am

Packing Shift 2: 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Volunteer Registration: Click HERE